Sonnet, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, has published the results of their detailed research into the role of GPNs. Drawing on case studies and evidence from nurses themselves, this ground-breaking research articulates the role and value of GPNs in the context of an evolving NHS and increasing demographic challenges.

  • New nursing associates case studies – HEE have published additional nursing associate case studies which highlight the experiences of registered and trainee roles in older adults community mental health, primary care, and a nursing home for adults with physical disabilities

 HEE recently published an update on the progress with the recently announced new qualification for staff working in critical care.
The qualification for nurses announced in March has been released for tender with education providers and system providers invited to bid to run a standardised critical care training programme from as early as September 2021

This new careers’ resource, which has been jointly developed by the Royal College of Nursing and HEE, to help registered nurses and the nursing support workforce across the UK plan their health careers effectively. The online resource is designed to provide you with a range of ideas about the varying roles that you can enjoy throughout your health and social care career. We hope this inspires and motivates you to proactively plan your next career move.
Visit the RCN webpages here to read more.

Trainee Nursing Associates and Nursing Associates bridge the gap between healthcare support workers and registered nurses. They can bring vital skills to primary care and work across PCNs as part of a multidisciplinary team. We interviewed Nursing Associate Michelle Nicholls about her career journey into general practice and why she would recommend recruiting the role to support general practice teams.

The RCN has guidance for Nursing Associates and vaccine administration and staff who can administer Covid vaccinations:

PARE Training Recording:

Training Nursing Associate:

Florence Nightingale Foundation Webinars for newly registered nurses and midwives

Florence Nightingale Foundation, in collaboration with NHS England and NHS Improvement, are pleased to invite all newly registered nurses and midwives across England to join them for a 90-minute webinar exploring the experience and skills of maintaining courage and compassion.

The webinar will be delivered in partnership with The Bravest Path (embed link to their site which helps individuals and organisations develop their authenticity, bravery, and courage. The webinar will support our early career workforce to reframe the vulnerability they have experienced during the transition to registered practitioner. It will help our nurses and midwives to live their values, to create and foster trusting relationships, and to learn to rise from experiences of adversity.

The experience of registering into a clinical environment has been impacted by the demands of the pandemic, and our hope is that this opportunity will be part of the healing process. It will enable all newly registered nurses and midwives to reflect, reframe and rise strong through an introduction to new skills and concepts. The learning will continue with online resources and materials which they can share with their colleagues, managers and preceptors to embed and support their ongoing development.

If you are an early career nurse or midwife who has registered during the pandemic, we invite you to book a place on one of these webinars here:

Any questions regarding the above, please contact [email protected]


Leadership for Quality Programme

Please find below the new dates and overview for the Nurses Leadership for Quality Programme (Beginning 13th April). Open to all Nurses in Primary Care.
This programme focuses on professional mobilsation, developing capacity and capability, to drive up quality and safety through developed leadership.
To confirm your place, please email [email protected]

Novice Cervical Smear Training

Please see below the Flyer and Application Form for all Nurses/Nursing Associates and Physician Associates.
*Please read all guidance and ensure you have fully completed all sections of the application form before submitting to [email protected].

Visit our Placements page here.

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Nursing Associate Role in Social Care (see below video)

Further information and videos can be found here.